Fridays 5 with Thaddeus White

1.)When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Ages and ages ago, probably when I was about 5 and wrote a story for school. I've loved reading as long as I can remember and started writing stories off my own bat whilst still at primary school.

2.)What is the hardest part of writing?

Depends if you mean writing specifically, or include peripheral stuff that's essential but not actually writing. For the latter, it's promotion/marketing. There's a stereotype of Englishmen being a bit backward about coming forward, and I'm even more introverted than that. It just feels awkward trying to promote myself and my work.

For writing specifically I don't get writer's block often but when I do it often takes days or even weeks to properly overcome. Better background work (planning the plot and building the world) have helped to reduce the number of times this happens.

3.)How did you feel upon publication of your first completed project?

Relieved that Bane of Souls was out there, but also immensely nervous of public reaction. Getting the first few reviews was cathartic. I also felt very keen to get cracking with the next book (Journey to Altmortis, hopefully out in the next few months).

4.)In addition to writing, what else are you passionate about?

I follow Formula 1 pretty closely, and love reading classical history and fantasy. As well as being fascinating in its own right history makes it easier to understand the modern world, the context of events and to build a more coherent and realistic fantasy world for writing.
5.)If you could ask any author, living or dead, one question, what would it be?

I'd ask Polybius whether he broadly agreed with Livy's account of the latter period of the Second Punic War.

Thaddeus White is a pen name for someone else. He's a Yorkshireman, and as well as being an avid fantasy reader/writer enjoys classical history. In addition to his fantastical writings, he offers tips on F1, with varying degrees of success.

Website (dedicated to writing):

Bane of Souls (Amazon)

1 comment:

  1. Ahh! Thaddeus your cover art is terrifying! Love it. :)

    Good luck with everything!